British Canoeing Advanced Open Water and White Water Combined Canoe Leader Training Package

Embark on a five-day journey with us to master advanced open water and white water canoe leadership. Our comprehensive training equips you with a personalised pathway and action plan towards achieving British Canoeing's advanced canoe leader awards.

Plas y Brenin

5 Days

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Plas y Brenin


5 Days

Instructor Ratio


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Join our intensive five-day training course designed to cover all elements of British Canoeing’s advanced open water and white water leader training. This comprehensive programme ensures you’re well-prepared to excel as an open canoe leader in advanced environments. Whether you aspire to achieve the advanced open water canoe leader award, advanced white water canoe leader award, or simply seek to enhance your skills, our course is tailored to your needs.


Our primary objective is to provide you with comprehensive training that aligns with the syllabuses of both the advanced open water canoe leader and advanced white water canoe leader awards. Over five days, we’ll focus on developing and challenging your personal canoeing skills (solo and tandem) and leadership abilities to meet the high standards set by British Canoeing.

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During the five-day course, you can expect to delve into the syllabuses of both the advanced open water canoe leader and advanced white water canoe leader training. This includes covering essential rescue training in these challenging environments. Our training aims to build a robust pathway and action plan towards successfully attaining both advanced awards.

* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

Experience Required

Competent and confident in the advanced environment as set by the awarding body (British Canoeing).

How to Prepare

To make the most of this course, you should be competent and confident in advanced environments, as specified by the awarding body (British Canoeing). Additionally, comfort and confidence in moderate white water and open water environments, as outlined by the National Governing Body, are prerequisites for participation. Be prepared for an immersive learning experience that will prepare you for leadership in advanced canoeing scenarios.

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